Vaughan Marshall’s high-class Captain Al entire One World produced a typically clinical performance to maintain his outstanding form and demolish his field to win the R135 000 Cape Mile going away at Kenilworth on Saturday.
A winner of 9 of his 11 outings, and with place cheques at the other two starts, One World maintained his unbeaten form this season after a smashing victory in the Gr3 Matchem Stakes last month, when he accelerated clear under Ridgemont Highlands jockey Anton Marcus to win the non black-type mile as a popular banker on the day.
Marcus had the even money favourite about three lengths off Pleasedtomeetyou, Sacred Arrow and the slow-starting Charles.
Under a left handed crop, Marcus straightened One World at the 250m marker and he rocketed clear to beat 50-1 shot More Magic by a facile 2,25 lengths in a time of 96,30 secs.
KZN raider Priceless Ruler ran a cracker at his first start in 18 weeks, to grab third cheque.
A Klawervlei bred, One World is yet another top-performing son of deceased Captain Al (Al Mufti). He is out of the UK placed Aquilonia (Giant’s Causeway).
He cost R425 000 on the Cape Premier Yearling Sale and has won 9 races with 2 places from 11 starts for stakes of R3 551 875.
He looks likely to have the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate on his schedule.